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#Analysis

# analysis - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister Public Pay

'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister

Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.

# analysis - Monday 7 November, 2016

Analysis: Henshaw's game-clinching score shows Ireland's belief and skill

The pressure brought the best out of Joe Schmidt’s side.

# analysis - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Limerick man Garvey loving analysis life with Michael Cheika's Wallabies

The former Munster U21 player has an insatiable thirst to get better at his job as a performance analyst.

Will United's £30 million man get another chance and more Premier League talking points

Plus, can Harry Kane get Tottenham back to winning ways?

# analysis - Thursday 3 November, 2016

What Dundalk need to qualify and more Europa League talking points

Plus, shades of the Louis van Gaal era in Man United’s latest performance.

John Egan's absence and more talking points from the latest Ireland squad

The Brentford star has been impressing with his performances in the Championship this season.

# analysis - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Analysis: Where have the All Blacks' 60 tries in 2016 come from?

We’ve studied each of the Kiwis’ five-pointers ahead of Saturday’s Test against Ireland in Chicago.

# analysis - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Hazard lights on for Chelsea's rivals, is Zlatan showing his age and more PL talking points

Plus, Aguero and Giroud prove their worth, again.

# analysis - Thursday 27 October, 2016

The curious case of Man United's missing £30 million man

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has so far struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford.

# analysis - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Juan Mata emphasises his value and more League Cup talking points

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Darren Randolph impresses in West Ham win.

# analysis - Monday 24 October, 2016

Analysis: Munster deliver the display that Anthony Foley so dearly desired

We pick apart Munster’s five tries at Thomond Park, as well as their superb defence.

# analysis - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Liverpool playing like serious title contenders and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why unbeaten Spurs have cause for concern.

# analysis - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Will Jose park the bus again and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Arsenal are playing the best football in England right now.

# analysis - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Analysis: Axel was the team-mate every player wanted on their side

The number eight delivered a typically selfless performance in the 2006 Heineken Cup final.

# analysis - Monday 17 October, 2016

Do Jose Mourinho's United lack identity and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Loris Karius was a concern on a frustrating night for Liverpool.

# analysis - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Did Ireland actually play good football before the Jack Charlton era?

There has been much debate about Irish football’s DNA in recent weeks.

Seamus Coleman lucky to avoid red card and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Antonio Conte shows Diego Costa who’s boss.

# analysis - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Are Liverpool and United serious title contenders plus more Premier League talking points

In addition, can Everton heap more misery on Claudio Bravo?

# analysis - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Analysis: Moldova game highlights the best and worst of Wes Hoolahan In Depth This post contains videos

Analysis: Moldova game highlights the best and worst of Wes Hoolahan

The Ireland and Norwich star’s best and worst attributes were on display on Sunday night.

Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster

Johnny Sexton led a more polished Leinster display in the Guinness Pro12 clash last weekend.

Analysis: Ezekiel Elliott's 60-yard TD run shows why the fat guys up front are so important

Dallas has the best run-blocking offensive line in the league and they showed their worth on Sunday.

# analysis - Monday 10 October, 2016

Analysis: Connacht's attack fires with off-the-ball work rate

Pat Lam’s men have won two in a row in the Guinness Pro12.

Wes Hoolahan remains vital and more Moldova-Ireland talking points

Plus, why the Irish team are good enough to win Group D.

# analysis - Sunday 9 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Who is Ireland's 'squeezed middle' and why is Budget 2017 all about pleasing them? Analysis

Who is Ireland's 'squeezed middle' and why is Budget 2017 all about pleasing them?

Budget 2017 will be announced on Tuesday.

Will Wes Hoolahan start and more Moldova-Ireland talking points

Plus, why James McClean is becoming a key member of the Irish side.

# analysis - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Munster's mistakes, the Ringrose-Henshaw partnership and more talking points

It wasn’t the thrilling encounter we hoped for but this was another typically intense affair between the two provinces.

# analysis - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ireland struggled against Georgia last night, but why were people surprised?

The Boys in Green laboured to a win in their World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

# analysis - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Can Shane Long break his goalscoring duck and more Ireland-Georgia talking points

How technical a game will the Boys in Green play?

# analysis - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party May's Day

May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party

Accusing Labour of abandoning the centre, May sounded less Margaret Thatcher and more Tony Blair.

# analysis - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Pep facing toughest battle so far, managers under pressure and other Premier League talking points

Plus, can Arsenal maintain their fine form with a tricky trip to Turf Moor.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Analysis: Jimmy Garoppolo gives the Patriots a glimpse of their Brady-less future

The loss of the backup QB will be felt over the next two games says Steve O’Rourke.

# analysis - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Mourinho's struggles, Given well past his best and more Premier League talking points

Plus, it has been a great start to the season for both Merseyside clubs.

Why don't Ireland play football like Dundalk?

Maciej Tarnogrodzki also looks at how Stephen Kenny’s side could emulate BATE’s success and why more LOI players aren’t being selected for the national team.

# analysis - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Dundalk show they belong at this level and more Europa League talking points

In addition, Man United’s lack of Europa League enthusiasm shines through.

# analysis - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Analysis: Why are Ireland so poor at passing the ball?

There was a distinct lack of confidence about the team’s play in Serbia during the week.

# analysis - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Man United's big players disappoint and more Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, Liverpool entertain, Stoke are in trouble and Arsenal benefit from a controversial decision.

# analysis - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start

The victory over the Scarlets last weekend was unglamorous but promising.

Let’s face it - Ireland are a long-ball team and that’s not going to change anytime soon

Martin O’Neill defended his side’s performance against Serbia last night.

What is Brady's best position and more Ireland-Serbia talking points

Plus, will the Boys in Green look back on this opening World Cup qualifier with regret?

# analysis - Sunday 4 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them Absolute Power

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them

A bad leader has the same addiction to power as an alcoholic has to alcohol or a gambler has to gambling.